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ABRSM Practical Exams

ABRSM Practical Exams take place at a local exam centre. You'll play three pieces from an specialist exam book, play some scales, take a sight-reading and aural test. Your grade 1 exam takes about 15 minutes. If you'd like to do these exams please ask in your lesson. You'll need to be competent at reading both clefs and playing hands together.


You must have a full size weighted keyboard or piano to practise on. The exam room will use a piano and this feels very different to a standard keyboard.

Find out more about practical exams here

Read the marking criteria here

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